MIZORAM: MFA Super Cup and I-Day champions Chhinga Veng FC showed their intent on securing a treble this season with a brilliant comeback victory over Mizoram Police FC.
But it was the favorites for the tie who struggled to find any rhythm in the early parts of the match. Mizoram Police FC took advantage and went ahead on the 21st minute when striker F. Lalrinpuia struck the back of the net.
The goal kicked CVFC into life as they immediately scrambled for an equaliser. And they went close when Laldampuia and MS Dawngliana both missed good opportunites.
But their attacking prowess soon found a way through MPFC’s backline and scored two in the space of 6 minutes with strikes from Laldampuia and Malsawmfela.
Chhinga Veng FC then started to dominate proceedings in the second half as they asked questions of their opponent’s backline time and again.
They scored their third in the 68th minute with a header from R. Malsawmtluanga and looked set for victory.
Sangbera and Ramtharmawia also forced saves from Chhinga Veng goalkeeper T Mawia but it was just not their night as Malsawmfela scored his second of the night in stoppage time.
Midfield maestro R. Malsawmtluanga was named man of the match for his efforts.